Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield with a requirement for Firmware skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firmware over the 6 months to 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Firmware
South Yorkshire > Sheffield
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 65 -
Rank change year-on-year +7 - +72
Contract jobs citing Firmware 8 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 1.25% 0.28% -
As % of the System Software category 6.02% 3.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Sheffield median daily rate £340 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% - -
South Yorkshire median daily rate £340 £400 -
% change year-on-year -15.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Sheffield median hourly rate - - -
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.50 £46.50 -
% change year-on-year -64.52% - -

Firmware is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Sheffield
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 133 62 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 20.72% 8.79% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 31 119
Sheffield median daily rate £438 £500 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +9.29% +14.38%
10th Percentile £300 £103 £275
90th Percentile £571 £638 £575
South Yorkshire median daily rate £423 £431 £455
% change year-on-year -2.03% -5.22% +19.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 3
Sheffield median hourly rate £9.81 £13.75 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.69% +52.78% -28.00%
10th Percentile £9.03 £9.53 £8.60
90th Percentile £16.92 £21.30 £9.80
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -21.43% -6.67% +20.00%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

Job postings citing Firmware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Sheffield.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in Sheffield

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firmware in Sheffield.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firmware in Sheffield

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in Sheffield over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firmware in Sheffield

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware in Sheffield.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firmware in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Firmware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Sheffield region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 8 (100.00%) VLAN
2 7 (87.50%) LAN
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (87.50%) Project Management
2 7 (87.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (87.50%) Firewall
2 7 (87.50%) WAN
2 7 (87.50%) VPN
3 6 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (75.00%) Business Continuity
3 6 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (75.00%) VoIP
3 6 (75.00%) Windows
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (75.00%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (25.00%) DBS Check
7 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (12.50%) vCenter Server
7 1 (12.50%) vSphere
7 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (12.50%) VMware
7 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) VLAN
2 7 (87.50%) Firewall
2 7 (87.50%) LAN
2 7 (87.50%) VPN
2 7 (87.50%) WAN
3 6 (75.00%) VoIP
3 6 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Project Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Junior
2 3 (37.50%) Junior Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Project Support Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Public Sector Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Disaster Recovery
1 7 (87.50%) Project Management
2 6 (75.00%) Business Continuity
2 6 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (75.00%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (25.00%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) VMware